This week saw the release of yet another Windows 10 build for Insiders enrolled in the Fast Ring, numbered 18282, bringing with it a number of new features and improvements. These include a light theme that's more clearly reflected across the Windows shell, window snipping for Snip & Sketch, and more.
But, as is usually the case with unfinished software, there are a number of known issues to be aware of with today's release, as well as some fixes for problems spotted in previous builds. Here's what's been fixed and improved with build 18282:
General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC
- We fixed an issue causing File Explorer to freeze when interacting with video files in the last few flights.
- We fixed an issue resulting in certain x86 apps and games having blurry text rendering in the last few flights, where the text appeared to have a shadow.
- If you were seeing certain games launch to launch [sic] with an error citing unexpected kernel modification detected, please the games for available updates and let us know if you encounter further issues.
- When you hover over the navigation pane in Start, after a short period it will now automatically expand. This is something that a portion of Insiders have had for a little bit now, and after finding positive results we’re now rolling it out to all Insiders.
- We’re adding a shadow to Action Center, to match the shadow seen along the borders of our other taskbar flyouts.
- We fixed an issue resulting in some users not being able to set Win32 program defaults for certain app and file type combinations using the Open with… command or via Settings > Apps > Default apps.
- We fixed an issue resulting in the context menu not coming up when right-clicking an open app in Task View.
- We fixed an issue resulting in the touch keyboard not working correctly when trying to type Chinese with the Bopomofo IME.
- We made some improvements in the Narrator and Chrome browser experience.
- Narrator Scan Mode will more reliability toggle off when a user reaches the Word Online canvas, making it easier to type.
- We fixed a race condition resulting in blue screens if your PC was set up to dual boot in recent builds.
- We fixed an issue resulting in some Insiders experiencing a PDC_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT bug check / green screen on resume from hibernate.
- We fixed an issue resulting in the Network button on the sign-in screen not working recently.
Of course, there are still many potential problemsyou'll need to look out for with this build. Here's the list of known issues:
- PDFs opened in Microsoft Edge may not display correctly (small, instead of using the entire space).
- The hyperlink colors need to be refined in Dark Mode in Sticky Notes if the Insights are enabled.
- Settings page will crash after changing the account password or PIN, we recommend using the CTRL + ALT + DEL method to change the password
- Due to a merge conflict, the settings for enabling/disabling Dynamic Lock are missing from Sign-in Settings. We’re working on a fix, appreciate your patience.
- Settings crashes when clicking on the “View storage usage on other drives” option under System > Storage.
- Remote Desktop will only show a black screen for some users.
Known issues for Developers
- If you install any of the recent builds from the Fast ring and switch to the Slow ring – optional content such as enabling developer mode will fail. You will have to remain in the Fast ring to add/install/enable optional content. This is because optional content will only install on builds approved for specific rings.
Microsoft today also announced its first Bug Bash as part of the development cycle for the Windows 10 19H1 update. This will take place from January 11 to January 20 of next year, and you can participate by opening the Feedback Hub on your device.
Being so early into the development cycle for the upcoming 19H1 update, it's only natural that things aren't working quite perfectly yet, which is the point of the Insider program. Hopefully, Microsoft will avoid the same situation it created with the October 2018 Update, with more thorough testing this time around.